Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 88 68
Rank change year-on-year -3 -20 +22
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.05% 1.59% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.19% 9.62% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 10
Milton Keynes median daily rate £325 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% - -
10th Percentile £312 £315 £160
90th Percentile £472 £540 £467
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £336 £419 £313
% change year-on-year -19.88% +34.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.81% +1.08% -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -24.32% -28.85%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 157 260 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 10.32% 16.51% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 145 128
Milton Keynes median daily rate £420 £407 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% -6.17% +8.44%
10th Percentile £297 £300 £263
90th Percentile £501 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £412 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +3.06% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £53.33 £16.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.31% +33.33% -31.79%
10th Percentile £14.31 £15.20 £9.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £18.16 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £41.75 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +160.94% +23.08% -48.00%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for VPN.

1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) SCCM
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco
4 7 (43.75%) McAfee
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Office 365
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) Citrix
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (37.50%) MCSA
5 6 (37.50%) Client/Server
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) MCSE
6 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 5 (31.25%) Change Management
6 5 (31.25%) QA
7 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) LAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 4 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) BGP
4 3 (18.75%) MPLS
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (6.25%) HSRP
6 1 (6.25%) HTTP
6 1 (6.25%) NX-OS
6 1 (6.25%) OSPF
6 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (6.25%) SMTP
6 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
6 1 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Incident Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Major Incident Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
5 3 (18.75%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) MCSA
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (31.25%) MCSE
5 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (12.50%) CCNP
8 1 (6.25%) CCIE
8 1 (6.25%) CCNA
8 1 (6.25%) CCSE
8 1 (6.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) McAfee
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (12.50%) F5
6 2 (12.50%) Infoblox
6 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
7 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky
7 1 (6.25%) Sophos